Saturday, November 09, 2013

Cambodia marks 60th anniversary of independence from French rule

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni lights the victory torch inside the Independence Monument during the independence day celebration in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 9, 2013. Cambodia celebrated the 60th anniversary of its independence on Saturday. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

School of Vice: Is this all Cambodia has to celebrate every year? What about independence from Hanoi and its Cambodian stooges in the CPP?

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia celebrated the 60th anniversary of the declaration of the Independence Day from French protectorate on Saturday with a call for national unity for the country's peace and development.

The celebration was held under the auspices of the nation's King Norodom Sihamoni and was attended by National Assembly's President Heng Samrin, Prime Minister Hun Sen, and Senate's 1st Vice-President Say Chhum, as well as senior officials, diplomatic corps, armed forces and students, totaling around 20,000 people.

At the event at the Independence Monument, the King laid a wreath and lit the victory torch inside the Independence Monument. The victory flame will be kept burning for three days.

Then, the King, along with other leaders and dignitaries, proceeded to the nearby Royal Palace, where the main celebratory ceremony was held with a live broadcast on all local TV channels.

The Southeast Asian nation gained full independence and freedom from the French protectorate on Nov. 9, 1953 after it had ruled by France for 90 years.

"The celebration today is to express deep gratitude to the country's late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who had conducted a royal crusade to demand independence from French protectorate," King Sihamoni said in a speech.

"On this occasion, I would like to call on all Cambodian people to be united under the roof of the constitution and state laws in order to contribute to defending and building the nation in all domains, particularly economy, as the country has full peace and political stability."

The country has been in political dispute since the July's election results showed that the Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party won the victory, but the opposition party refused to accept the outcomes and has been boycotting the ruling party-formed parliament.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the Cambodian people have never forgotten the greatly physical and mental sacrifice of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk for the cause of national independence, territorial integrity, happiness and development.

"We have never forgotten his sacrifice for the country's independence and his royal crusade was inscribed in the historical page of Cambodia forever," he said.

Chhin Ketana, secretary general of the National Committee for Organizing National and International Festivals, said there would be fireworks over Tonle Sap River in front of the Royal Palace in the evenings of Saturday and Monday to celebrate the event.


Anonymous said...

Xihaknouk and his whole family are the traitors: he let Yiek Cong troop use land as sanctuary to fight the south. Now what happens, Yiek Cong is every where in Cambodia. Monick and her mother Ping Peang (female spider) did business with Yiek Cong during that time nad made million dollars. Xihak-Monkey is Hoon Xen's dog since his blood is from Yiek Cong. He does what Hoon Xen programs him to do as robot, NO brain, for the benefit of Yiek Cong. He was a power hunger, womanizer. He didn't even know how many women he was sleepning with and how many children he had??

Cambodian is NOT independent country any more. Ah Xihak Nook and Kwak Hoon Xen put our country into Yiek Cong's mouth, gave Koh Tral and million hectare of land to Yiek Cong.

Marshal Lon Nol was trying to save our country, Xihanouk sided with Yiek Cong, destroyed million Khmer lives and our country.

Dumb Nararith is the same as his father, stole his friend's wife, corrupt etc...and became Hoon Xen's dog.

The question is do we need king? My answer is "NO".

Ah Kwack Hoon Xen is Yiek Cong's CHIEN.

Ah Kwak Hoon Xen and Ah Robot King and his family must go to hell!

Neak Sray

Anonymous said...

Le cambodge a demandé l indépendant de la france pour rejoint le youn, bravo le roi khmer qui peut de transformer le cambodge en pays de youn légalement.

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Anonymous said...

My Dear School of Vice,

Yes, the Independence of Cambodia is very important to all of us as Khmer, a recognition of a country that has its own sovereignty and rule of law and not under any world dominations; however, this Independence ought to be known by all Khmer that King Norodom Sihanouk was not the person that has the capacity to make such demand from French Colonilist. It was a decision made by three countries and they are England, Russia and the United States. The secret meeting made by these three countries to attempt in stopping the war between France and North Vietnam. The reunification of North Vietnam and South Vietnam led by Comrade Ho Chi Minh was a thorn to the French Republic, thus after World War II, at the Postdam Conference in 1954 that was when Vietnam was divided at the 16th Parallel and later changed to the 17th Parallel between Russia whose allied was China and Britain whose allied was the United States.

The division between North and South of Vietnam has caused Comrade Ho Chi Minh great suffering. Ho Chi Minh was more determined to unify his country at all cost. The severity of the matter between the Colonialists and Indochina became more bitter and resentful as the days progressed. Although Emperor Bao Dai was appointed by the Allied Powers, but Bao Dai has never betrayed his country. Bao Dai gave up his throne to live in France and gave up South Vietnam to Comrade Ho Chi Minh. To the Colonialists, this would simply mean a betrayal to the free world, thus the price of which Britain and the United States paid with blood was not about to let Comrade Ho Chi Minh makes a fool of them. The United States sent thousands of its soldiers to Vietnam to protect its Indochina interests, but at the end, the United States under President Nixon advised by Henry Kissinger led to the bombing of Cambodia that killed over 500,000 Khmer civilians and this led to the rise of the Khmer Rouge.

Between King Sihanouk and Emperor Bao Dai is that Bao Dai has a secret and that secret is to help Ho Chi Minh unify his country. Just imagine how hard Ho Chi Minh has tried in unifying his nation, still, the Allied Powers did not grant Ho Chi Minh the dream, therefore, one must ask as to why would the Allied Powers granted such Independence to King Sihanouk? Anyone in their righteous mind would have to say that would be ludicrous or insanity, but not King Sihanouk.



Anonymous said...

that very goog school of wise please traslate to khmer and prine alot of book tell all our children to consider who hurt our chrildren? king sihanouk never admittted to the nation he did wrong and betray the countrybecause he power love woman(slap krom kuntuykben).we should never respect stupid king like that.

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ព្រើថាបច្ចុប្បន្ន យើងបាត់បង់ឯករាជ្យបាត់ទៅហើយ

Anonymous said...

Where are អា សម រង្សី ,អារន្ទះបាញ់
អា កឹម សុខា អាមេបោកប្រាស់ អាជញ្ជក់ឈាមខ្មែរ!

Anonymous said...

Ek kareach neuv moat tunle.
Peak houk reach penh sroc khmer.
Fate gun have claimed victory from the machine gun,it's 100% impossible
Go ahead do your celebration the unthinkable and useless k.